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A new hand dyed yarn for 2018 – First few colour are now available here “Petite Singles” Pure Fine Falkland Merino spun in the UK Hand Dyed 100g 490m approx. Metric Count: 1/5nm 28 stitches and 36 rows to 10 cm. (4 inches) on a 3.25 mm (US 3) needle. Falkland Fine Merino 4 Ply. […]
I’m ending 2017 and starting 2018 dyeing some new yarns. A new dk/worsted weight singles yarn that is all British, spun from Bluefaced Leicester and Masham here in the UK. Also new for 2018 will be a Falkland merino single, 4 ply weight with 500 metres per 100g a perfect one skein project yarn. A […]
New hand dyed sock yarn in stock now.
I have 10 new colourways of our Merino Sock Yarn “Gemini” dyed and a new sock yarn “KOOKY”, which is a Bluefaced Leicester & Nylon blend.
Also 3 new lace weight hand dyed yarns are complete.
New Hand Dyed Yarn in Stock Soon.
All new hand dyed colourways. A new sock yarn and 3 new lace weight yarns.
Different Dye Techniques. Some yarns will have long repeats of colour and others, that have been hand painted will have tiny repeats of colour, varying colour on almost every stitch. Speckle Dye patterns knitted up
My new spinning wheel has caused a bit of a glut of small skeins of hand spun yarn. Checking out some shawl patterns of Ravelry and Instagram I found these two absolute gems for using up small amounts of hand spun yarn.
First thoughts on my new Majacraft Aura
Just taken delivery of my first ever brand new spinning wheel, the beautiful hand crafted Majacraft Aura supplied by Ruth at thewheelewe.co.uk
My previous wheel was a very old single treadle Scotch tension Ashford Traditional.
Have just completed the test dyeing of a new Pure Wool Chunky Yarn Two test colour ways now available CHUNKY WOOL SLUB YARN (THICK AND THIN) 100% Wool Hand Dyed 8mm needles tension 10 cm = 11 sts x 14 rows to 10cm 100g hanks approx. 90 metres per 100g Substitute for Colinette One Zero […]
I’ve just complete a spin totalling 600gs of a singles yarn, self striping. I first dyed the 50% merino / 50 % silk fibre in a striped colour pattern. The fibre was then stripped down lengthways to keep the blocks of colour in tact. I pre drafted the fibre so that I would be able […]
The first test of the Bennelong Shawl pattern in now complete.
I’m in the middle of writing a new shawl pattern and was testing out a variety of cast offs to give the correct amount of stretch to the edging. I’ve made a quick video of the cast off I have settled on and it maybe useful if you are looking for a really edge with a lot […]